8 national parks to get you off the beaten track

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Canyonlands National Park

National Geographic points out that Canyonlands, near Moah, Utah, has always been upstaged by its more famous neighbours, Grand Canyon to the south and Arches to the north; and yet it merits a visit just as much as they do. Ancient waters and relentless winds have carved intricate canyons, pillars, stairs, and narrow paths through the sandstone, creating a stunning park that’s best explored on foot or bicycle. There are very few paved roads throughout the park’s 527 square miles.

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